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Join Us for the Fall 2020 Virtual Neighborhood Lecture Series

 Artist conception of the Moon forming from a synestia, a hypothesized rapidly spinning donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock. Carnegie field crew on 3.5 billion year old rocks at Point Lake, NWT, Canada. Scientists search for what’s left of Earth’s oldest

After postponing our lectures this spring, we're thrilled to announce that the Neighborhood Lecture Series is back—virtually of course. The silver lining? Now that the lectures are being held online, the whole world is our neighborhood!
 

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August 2020 - Letter from the Directors

August 2020 Letter from the Directors - Crator

Normally August is a quiet time on campus as staff are out on summer holidays or off doing field work in remote corners of the world.  This year is different in so many ways.  

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How Datathons Drive New Understanding of Earth’s Evolution

Datathon

Connecting data sets and wading through the sea of information to tease apart patterns and relationships is a major challenge for modern geoscientists. That’s where “datathons” come in.

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Teske joins Earth and Planets Laboratory as new Staff Scientist

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow.

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow. 

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Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

On August 11, 2020, the Meteoritical Society announced that Nan Liu and Maria Schönbächler—both former Earth and Planets Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellows—will receive two of the society’s seven 2021 awards for scientific achievements in the planetary sciences.

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Playing in the Augmented Reality Sandbox

sandbox at Carnegie HQ

The AR sandbox is a nifty science communication tool we use to demonstrate some of the fundamental aspects of Earth science that happen here at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). The sandbox allows anyone to build and visualize complex landscapes and how they interact with natural phenomena—like rain—in real-time. 

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